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Tendai Biti

Biti denied Zambian asylum, application grounds “weak”

A senior member of Zimbabwe’s opposition MDC Alliance, Tendai Biti, has been denied asylum by neighbouring Zambia. Zimbabwe’s police accuse Biti of inciting violence following last month’s election. Zambian Foreign Minister Joe Malanji told the BBC that Biti’s grounds for asylum were weak. Earlier, his lawyer said his client had been detained at the border

LATEST: Biti released, now safe on Zambian territory

By Staff Reporter MDC Alliance co-principal, Tendai Biti, arrested Wednesday while trying cross into neighbouring Zambia to seek asylum, has been released and is reportedly on his way to Lusaka to formalise the process. Reports said Wednesday that the former finance minister was arrested and handed to Zimbabwean authorities at the Zimbabwe-Zambia border in Chirundu.